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McCain Global Leaders Alumni Advisory Board Members Stand With Ukraine

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Members of the McCain Institute’s McCain Global Leaders Alumni Advisory Board today released the following statement of solidarity with Ukraine:

“We, as members of the Alumni Advisory Board and on behalf of the McCain Global Leaders Alumni Community – representing over 55 countries from around the world – express our strong support for the people of Ukraine and stand in solidarity with their efforts to defend and preserve their right to freedom and democracy. The recent actions by President Vladimir Putin show a blatant disregard for the sovereignty of Ukraine and its citizens’ right to determine their own future. We strongly condemn such actions and call for a swift and peaceful resolution to the conflict.

“As past participants of McCain Institute leadership programs and leaders in our home countries, we continue to fight for a world that benefits from the protection of human rights, the growth of personal and political freedoms, and character-driven leadership. We will continue to be in the arena and will do our part to support the citizens of Ukraine.”

Ezzeddine Ben Rhima, Tunisia
Digital Marketing & Communication Manager, Innovation Strategist, Co-Founder of

Mira Dumbuya, Sierra Leone
Assistant Commissioner of Police

Eman Sayed Elabd, Egypt
Economist, Office of the Egyptian Minister of Finance

Zaw Tu Hkawng, Myanmar
Anti-Military Coup Activist and Founder, Through Eyes of Agony Art Program

Vimal Kumar, India
Founder, Democratizing Leadership Initiative and Movement for Scavenger Community

About the McCain Institute at Arizona State University
Inspired by Senator John S. McCain and his family’s legacy of public service, the McCain Institute is fighting to secure democracy and alliances, defend human rights, protect the vulnerable and advance character-driven leadership, both at home and around the world.

About Arizona State University
Arizona State University has developed a new model for the American research university, creating an institution that is committed to access, excellence and impact. ASU measures itself by those it includes, not by those it excludes. As the prototype for a New American University, ASU pursues research that contributes to the public good, and ASU assumes major responsibility for the economic, social and cultural vitality of the communities that surround it.

Publish Date
March 4, 2022